Everyone at St James is committed to ensuring that children stay safe when using technology both in school and at home. In September 2015 we undertook a thorough review in relation to all areas of digital safeguarding (click here for certificate). We have recently established a SIRO (Senior Information Risk Officer) board. This aim of this is to provide an effective and cohesive response to all ICT/eSafeguarding provision within school. We are responsible for assessing and documenting the risks involved with information sets in school and the use of any technology and then adopting suitable countermeasures to reduce risks to an acceptable level.
Miss Rebecca Hirst - e-safety co-ordinator
Miss Michelle Purves - shadow e-safety co-ordinator
Mr Lee Swift, Deputy Headteacher, Safeguarding lead
Mrs Barbara Rawlinson, Senior Technician.
Mrs J Withers, School Business Manager.
As part of our curriculum, all children have lessons on staying safe when using technology. In addition to this, at certain points in the year, Collective Worship is used to discuss and deliver messages about safety.
We discuss with children how we use the equipment correctly in school and ask children and parents to sign an Acceptable Use Agreement. These are differentiated based on the ages of the children in school. Reception and Key Stage One children have a more simplified version than the children in Key Stage Two.
Think U Know - Contains internet safety advice for those aged from 5-16, along with parents and teachers. This site is produced by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
Vodafone'Digital Parenting' magazine.
Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourself and your children safe on the internet.